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POSTED 11/10/13


WORMS REVOLUTION EXTREME

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One of Hollywood’s best kept secrets is that every muscle-bulging action hero that’s ever starred in an Expendables film is a sham.

Well, more specifically, a worm. Yep, Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Statham, Willis and cronies are actually those wriggly little critters that you thought existed solely to aerate gardens, reside in that manky old wooden box down the back of your mum’s backyard or to give little kids things to get tickled by, giggle at and then rip in half – before guiltily trying to smush them back together. Yep, Hollywood prosthetics have come a long way, baby.

OK, so we might be fibbing a teensy bit. But these squiggly little groovers certainly do have an alarmingly highly skilled way with heavy ordnance, expertly wrangling enough wondrous weaponry to reduce those aforementioned Expendables to wrinkly, drooling messes. Oops, too late!

Worms – as many will already know - is a strategic puzzle game, born on the Amiga, that looks a little like Lemmings, but isn’t. You have arenas whereby you must nut out ways hither and thither, mostly involving dealing death to opposing wormy forces via myriad death-dealing doobries, sometimes with a bit of strategic aid from the environment. For death-dealing – just in case we didn’t make it clear using basically the same term twice in the previous sentence.

Combining 2012’s Worms Revolution and three expansion packs into one wriggly lump (hence the sticky-taping on of ‘Extreme’), and adding mostly natty touch controls, Worms fans will feel comfy, while strategy buffs who are actually capable of smiling should find much that’s chuffworthy. Especially as the thing simply oozes modes, ranging from classic single player with various puzzlegasmic challenges to versus and even online multiplayer.

Curiously though, WRE keeps giving us uncontrollable urges to slither into our electric sex pants. There’s just something about that narrator guy’s dulcet tones...

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